Sintra or... METAL???

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    Sintra or... METAL???

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS] I am going to begin work on a suit. I must be ready in time for the 2005 Dragoncon in Atlanta from Sept. 2-5. I was wondering if I should build it in sintra, or if I should use sheet metal and try it. Has anyone else tried sheet metal. If anyone can help me with anything on the suit (ex: helmet building) please let me know. Thank you.[/FONT]

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    Re: Sintra or... METAL???

    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Oh yes I forgot. Does anyone have a set of templates I can have for the armor?? Thanks.[/FONT]

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    TeamFett's Avatar
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    Re: Sintra or... METAL???

    There are some awesome armor templates here, they're what I'm using:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...rmor+templates

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    Re: Sintra or... METAL???

    USE SINTRA- metal is nasty and in the end takes up more time.

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    Re: Sintra or... METAL???

    I too, am looking into getting some armor, but I don't have time to make it. Is the precut armor better in sintra or fiberglass? What is the best paint to use to paint and weather it. I know these are probably questions that have been gone over several times, but forgive the newbie.
    Thanks,
    Aaron

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    Re: Sintra or... METAL???

    there is no such thing as precutting fiberglass. Fiberglassing is a technique used in a mold that was taken off a model of sorts.

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    Re: Sintra or... METAL???

    I'd go with FG over sintra, if you have the money. Buy a decent airbrush for your armor and use that to paint and weather it. There are some good tutorials around here for weathering.

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    Re: Sintra or... METAL???

    You are very short on time, I'd go with Sintra.

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